If you lived in South Waziristan, a rural tribal area in Pakistan, you’d have had a scary and remarkable past few years. Until recently, the region was under Taliban rule; now, the Pakistani army has brought about improvements, including roads and women’s education. Militant attacks have forced a national debate on whether to launch another assault against the Taliban. Many war-weary residents don’t see another upheaval in their lives as a good thing. While former prime minister Benazir Bhutto’s son calls for armed response to the Taliban, who still occupy northern regions, current PM Nawaz Sharif insists the talking option must stay on the table.